Chapter 10. Penalties

Sec. 9-10.01 Penalty for Violation of Ordinance Provisions.

Any violation of the code sections designated in this Title shall constitute an infraction, unless provided otherwise. The City of Hercules may prosecute violations of this Title as misdemeanors in addition to any other remedies provided in this Code or allowed by law.

Section 1-4.01 outlines the penalties for any failure to comply with any of the requirements of the Municipal Code for either misdemeanors or infractions.

Work commencing before permit issuance. Any person who commences any work on a building, structure, electrical, gas, mechanical or plumbing system before obtaining the necessary permits shall be subject to double fee penalty for all required permits as allowed by the California Building Codes.

Failure to comply. Any person who continues any work after having been served with a stop work order is subject to an administrative citation per the procedure outlined in Section 1-4.02, Administrative Citations—Procedures, except any work that a person is directed by the building official to perform to remove a violation or unsafe condition. (Ord. 526 § 11, 2019)